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. >>> also a controversial new decision today from the obama administration. we will tell you about the legislation that allows a national bird to be killed. we will be right back. >>> welcome back to the ktvu news at noon and a missing teenager was found this morning in southern california and airlifted to safety by a los angeles sheriff's department helicopter. 19-year-old boric him got lost yesterday and had fall in down a ravine while hiking in the san gabriel mountains near pasadena. according to police kim was suicidal over a recent break up, she was alert however her condition is unknown. >>> a san jose police officer is recovering after his squad car was rear ended this morning. the guy who hit him tried to run but thanks to a near by hotel security guard he is now in custody. janine de la vega tells us how it all unfolded. >> reporter: this san jose police car is out of commission now after being smashed up while waiting at a red light downtown. police say just before 6:00 a.m. the driver of this cadillac was traveling fast when the crashed into the patrol car. >> the suspe
of the insured person. the other thing is this website. we've heard that the, you know the obama administration basically declared victory on the website yesterday. they say it's now working. well they fixed the front end of the website where consumers go and sign in and can do a little shopping. there's a back end of the website as well in which it communicates with other federal agencies like the irs. it determines whether someone is eligible for a subsidy and if so, how big it is and then it tells the insurance company. that part isn't working. regardless of what you heard about the other parts of the website, that part isn't working. >> not working or not built? i'm reading it is not finished. >> it is not built yet. not as if it has a bunch bugs. ttey haven't finished it. we're days, a few weeks from this needing to work. what happened is, the insurance companies said wait a minute, if the website can't calculate subsidies. government can't give us money, are we supposed insure people for nothing? what happened is, the obama administration said well look, if you estimate what you will pay
the obama administration said the site was 90% functional and fixed. some users say it's still possible to think you are signed up but not get coverage. and at peak times of the day, just signing on was still a bit of a problem. mike viqueira is at the whitehouse for us and has the latest on this trouble site. mike, this was a big deadline for the administration over the weekend >> reporter: right. >> there seems to be plenty of work to do here. >> >> reporter: there is. there is good news/bad news really. you mentioned signing on. the administration was full of facts and figures over the laugh two days. saturday, they set november 30th as the goal whereby the quote, unquote vast majority of americans visiting the website would have a positive experience and some success. that would be a marked improvement over what we have seen over the course of the last two months ever since the bungled launch and the administration says there are market improvements. the error rate now less than 1% down from a whopping 6% back in and on october 1st. if you look at it relative to some big department
.gov. what the obama administration says it's done to give visit ovrz a glitch-free experience. >> hi there, everyone. i'm meteorologist lee glancer today. temperatures in the 70s. by wednesday we could be talking about some frooed freeze warnings for the bay area. get ready for a huge drop in and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the importan and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >>> new details continue to meerj about the fiery car crash that killed "fast and furious" actor paul walker. the sheriff department says speed was a factor in the crash. walker's publicist says he was a passenger in the car driven bring his friend roger rodas. both men died. in this video obtained exclusive i feel by abc news shows th
. the obama administration under heavy criticism and scrutiny after botching the website's launch on october 1st says the site is better. much better. senior white house correspondent brianna keilar at the white house with more on this. good morning. >> good morning to you, carol. hhs officials say that over the course of the last couple months, there have been more than 400 fixes to at this point the capacity is at 50,000 users at a time being able to access the website and they have response rates down to less than a second. if folks go on the website, things should be moving a little more quickly. of course it's not just what consumers, people who are going on the website see that matters here, it's also insurers who take information from consumers and enroll them into insurance plans and there's still issues there it appears. a spokesman for the industry group that represents insurance companies saying there's still a number of problems with the back-end systems. insurers are still getting enrollment files that have dupe plative and have missing or inactive information and
. and is running smoothly the obama administration is back in sales mode and president obama will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales tax for everything you buy online and the fight over food and they are considering cutting subsidies to some of the world's poorest people. ♪ ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm thomas
.gov has bee plagued by system crashes and slow speeds. the obama administration says the site's on the mend. >> we were able to make the necessary improvement to the website so the vast majority of americans who use the website have an experience in which the site functions effectively. >> reporter: the white house set a deadline of december 1st to reach the goal. over the weekend, it released a report touting what it says is significant progress. some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed. it's now accessible 90% of the time, that's up from just over 40% in october. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 a day. the white house said there was huge traffic on the site today. 370,000 visitors by noon. when healthcare goff hit the 50,000 simultaneous user capacity crew didn't crash. this message advised users what to do while they waited. don't ask the white house to declare mission accomplished. >> using that phrase is a -- not one i would employ. >> reporter: there are still question marks. the site fixes haven't been tested with heavy traf
. this is what the obama administration is all about. this is what this president is about. this is, i think, why people voted for him. he cares about those who are interested in having the american dream. while the conservatives continually want to whittle it away. joining me now, rapid response panel, washington bureau chief of mother, and msnbc political analyst, david corn with us tonight. also, ruth conniff of the progressive magazine in wisconsin. great to have both of you with us. i want to talk about this. income inequality and upward mobility, ruth. and here are the republicans, not saying the word, but this is really all about the president is really not executing the laws faithfully in the united states. >> well, i'm with you, ed. i think it's great to hear the president talk about raising the minimum wage and it's exactly what the republicans don't want to talk about. which is why they really try very hard to avoid a vote on that, where they have to go out in public and express their opposition to it. enormously popular. a lot of folks on economic hard times and it's unjust,
. the obama administration says the site's on the mend. >> we were able to make the necessary improvement to the website so the vast majority of americans who use the website have an experience in which the site functions effectively. >> reporter: the white house set a deadline of december 1st to reach the goal. over the weekend, it released a report touting what it says is significant progress. some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed. it's now accessible 90% of the time, that's up from just over 40% in october. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 a day. the white house said there was huge traffic on the site today. 370,000 visitors by noon. when healthcare goff hit the 50,000 simultaneous user capacity crew didn't crash. this message advised users what to do while they waited. don't ask the white house to declare mission accomplished. >> using that phrase is a -- not one i would employ. >> reporter: there are still question marks. the site fixes haven't been tested with heavy traffic. and the administration is advising use terse visit the site
announced by the obama administration that's pitting environmentalists against each other. as justin gray reports this controversy all centers on wind power. >> reporter: few animals inspire the same emotion. the bald eagle, a national symbol, its image everywhere from the dollar bill to the white house. it's a bird that made a remarkable come back all the way from the bring of extinction. but now the biggest threat to the bird could be a green energy source of the future, wind power. the obama administration just announced new rules for windturbine facilities. 30-year permits are now available that allow for the accidental killing of bald eagles. it used to be killing a bald eagle was always a crime. the national wildlife federation say they're supporters of wind power, but not this new rule. >> you have to provide more certainty for the eagles and make sure they're safeguarded. >> reporter: a study found 85 eagles deaths tied to wind farms but say the number is probably much larger. they relied on companies to self-report those deaths when killing an eagle is against the law. the depart
aircraft will not. and the obama administration is making clear, it rejects china's declaration of the air defense identification zone. >> this is a noaa acceptance of china's requirements. >> reporter: the u.s. insists it will continue flying military aircraft through the chinese zone and has begun a long-plan deployment of advance p8 reconnaissance aircraft to japan that can carry torpedos, missiles, bombs and mines. the u.s. is already calling on china not to establish yet another restriction zone and biden arrives in beijing on wednesday to talk to chinese leaders about all of this. michaela? >> thank you for that. >>> let's take a look at the other headlines, beginning with breaking news. firefighters are battling a massive eight-alarm fire in boston. it engulfed a five-story commercial building in the innovation district. the building was reportedly being renovated. there are some reports that the fire got so intense, crews were ordered out of the building. no word on whether anyone was inside when the fire broke out. so far, no reports of injuries. >>> a public health alert in hong
healthcare site has given the obama administration lots of bad press. now the president is focusing on the rest of the affordable care act. we have the latest from the white house. >>> also amazing the man who spent three days trapped i in a sunken ship 100 feet below the ocean next. tÑ >> we have breaking. the pentagon has temporarily stopped using a route to send cargo into afghanistan. officials saying there are other routes to more cargo into and out of afghanistan. >>> detroit is bankrupt. a judge cleared the way today for what is now the largest municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history. the city is $18 billion in debt. it could mean severe cuts for retired city workers who relied on pensions. >>> french scientists have thrown a new twist in the yasser arafat story. forensic team reported that the palestinian leader did not die from radioactive poisoning. the report contra-ducts an earlier report from a swiss team, who claims that it was due to a political assassination. >>> the engineer involved in the new york train derailment found himself nodding before the train jumped the tr
in conneticut, and was hit by another train. 75 were hurt then. >> the obama administration says is working most of the time. the man in charge of repairs says more than 400 changes were made to the site. the 6-month open enrolment began on october the 1st. people that do not buy insurance are subject to tax penalties. >> violent protests intensify in ukraine's capital. it began last week to support a trade agreement. protesters are demanding the ukrainian president step down. [ chants ] >> the pro-europe protesters used sheer force of numbers to break their way back into independence square in defines of a court order, banning demonstrations in the area. there are calls for the resignation of viktor yanukovych, they are growing stronger after his decision not to sign up to a free trade pact with the european union, buckling to pressure fro moscow. >> he said he would do everything he could. it failed to apiece the protesters. >> translation: people came out to say no to the government. this government is illegal. this government does not respect human dignity or the people o
was hurt. >>> in continuing coverage, is revamped and running according to the obama administration after hundreds of fixes and increased capacity, the federal healthcare website is set to handle 50,000 users simultaneously. it doesn't look different, but pages we viewed today loaded quickly. the website spokesperson says errors have dropped from 6% to less than 1%. running or not, many republicans want to dismantle >> if we just sit back and hope it falls apart, it's the wrong thing. if it's teetering near the edge of the cliff, we should go ahead and push it over. >> democrats disagree and are calling for cooperation for affordable care to all americans. >> the question is, are we going to work together to fix these problems, or are we going to could do what our republican colleagues want to do, just sabotage the effort, even though they don't have an alternative. >> a surge in enrollment is expected by the december 23 deadline for coverage that begins in the new year. remember, california has its own website for the affordable care act at coveredca.
joined in a bloody protest. four were killed. >>> the obama administration says for the most part, is now working. the man in charge of repairs said this morning there have been more than 40 changes made over the last five weeks, we have made substantial progress working through the punch lists. we have executed hundreds of south wear fixes and hardware upgrades. the site is stable and operating at its intended capacity with gratefully improved performance. >> questions remain about. mike rogers says the improvements are not good enough. >> it still doesn't function right. their own cio said he believed if they had the ability to get up to 80% functionality, that would be a good day for them. so nobody talks about. the security of this site and the private information does not meet even the minimal standards of the private sector. we should not tolerate the shear level of incompetence securing this site. >> officials say 800,000 people will be able to shop for insurance coverage every day but they also admit much more work lies ahead, which includes fixes hundreds o
such backgrounds. >>> the obama administration says it has met its goal to have the website working smoothly, for most users. the administration set a deadline of midnight sunday to get the website up and running it launches two months ago but plagued with technical glitches that have kept users from signing up for their healthcare insurance. administration officials warn while the website is running smoother than it once was users could still face error messages and slow performance times. >>> cyber monday is expected to be a huge hit this year, according to the group shopper track. cyber sales last year hit $1.5 billion, experts say this year could reach closer to $2 billion. sales in store last year reached more than $11 billion. >> what a nice weekend we had, lots of sunshine, temperatures warm yesterday and today, today he with readings in the low 70s, nice view here at sunset on the bay. now live to sfo, where we have clear skies, temperatures in the mid 50s, another cool night coming in our direction, a lot of cool nights coming in our direction. it's going to be down right c
. here is a look at your top stoerpz. it's as different as night and day. >> that's how obama administration officials described after the live -- two months after the website went live the. they are cautiously managing expectations. we just heard the crucial information about sunday's deadly train derailment in new york. the conductor was going 82 miles per hour as the train came into a 30 mile per hour zone. that critical curve. jo than marchttin joins us. jo jonathan, have you been able to physically see the curve in question that we are talking about here? >> reporter: from -- sort of, i would say. it's sort of hard to say with the bushes here we have been able to see sort of the vantage point. even governor cuomo said it's sort of a tricky curve. as we heard the folks from ntsb say that, 30 miles per hour, that is the limit around the curve. so to hear that this train was going 82 is shogging but it also echoes what some of the witnesses and some of the people on board were saying, that the train was going way too fast. so not many people, i am sure, surpr
? the obama administration promised an improved healthcare wen sight in november. reviews are mixed. some are having trouble signing up. insurers say they are not getting the information they need. live pictures from bangkok. protesters have wished through police barricades and made it to the prime minister's. it's the 10th day of demonstrations against the thai regime. at least three people died in protests. >> tonight, investigators say speed was a factor in sunday's deadly train derailment in new york. officials say the commuter train was traveling 82 miles an hour when it jumped the tracks. >> that's more than 50 miles an hour faster than it should have been going. the accident killed four people and wounded dozens of others. we don't know if human error played a part in the crash. some experts say our trains rely far too much on people and that we already have the technology to prevent many deadly accidents. jake ward joins us from san francisco with more on that technology. jake? >> john, 40% of american freight and as many as 6 million passengers a year move by railroad. in spite o
't appear to be the case. >>> the obama administration says it met its goal of having the website repaired enough to work smoothly for most customers by december 1 but the site experienced more problems yesterday when nearly 400,000 people logged on. 206,000 people have signed up for health insurance using the site since it first launched october 1. and that's one million enroll lees below projections. >>> autopsy results could be released today for actor paul walker the star of "fast & furious" films. he died in a fiery crash in southern california over the weekend. he was a passenger in a sports car that was driven by a friend when the car smashed into a light pole and a tree. sheriff's deputies say speed was a factor in the crash. but they don't think the men were racing at the time. >>> a raging fire gutted a five- story building in boston overnight. within minutes, flames were burning out of control. firefighters were ordered not to enter the building after the fire blew out several windows. according to officials, janitors were inside when the fire started. every
zone but the obama administration is treading lightly on the issue as it pursues an economic relationship with china. >>> autopsy results for paul walker could be released today. new crash video shows the fiery crash that killed the actor and a friend. surveillance video was taken from a building across the street shortly after the accident on the saturday. you can see smoke rising and turn dark as the car burst into flames. friends and family held a private vigil for paul walker at the crash site last night. >> we have road closures, sidewalk closures and permits for all of it. we are going to broom everybody out of here in 15 minutes. you guys are going to go down the road. >> the film production crew from the "fast & furious" franchise paid for the service. >>> 5:09 now on your tuesday. the confusion over sales tax on the rise during the holiday shopping season. when do you need to pay taxes for things you buy online? we'll tell you coming up. >> also ahead, a play of the day that will have you on the edge of your seat. >> cloudy with showers now but get ready, we are head
. >> pam: after major overhaul, healthcare dot gov is back up. according to the obama administration. the website is better than ever and the affordable care act is working. as shannon travis reports, the president is trying to spread the word. >> reporter: criticism from republicans on obamacare and chronic problems to the website, president obama is set to go on offense.: president obama will spend the next three weeks making sure you know about the benefits of the affordable care act, and making sure americans know the website is up and running. >>"this law is working, and will work in the future. people want the stability of health insurance and we're gonna work on fixing whatever problems come up. >> reporter:saturday was the deadline for fixing healthcare-dot-gov. after its disastrous roll-out in october. among those fixes: a waiting room for high- traffic periods, where users have the option to be emailed to return when traffic has eased. some >> reporter:healthcare-dot- gov says more than a million people visited the website monday, with no major problems. >>"we won't be sati
lawsuit just as the obama administration starts a three-week media blitz to re-market the affordable care act and encourage more people to sign up. >> reporter:.but ultimately, this will all be decided in court. the supreme court will decide whether private companies can refuse to offer certain insurance benefits -- but their ruling isn't expected until well into next year. >> reporter: cited such lawsuits -- as well as the botched roll-out of healthcare-dot-gov -- as evidence the affordable care act won't work. >>"this bill is fundamentally flawed, causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan. as if that isn't enough, they're having to pay much higher prices at the same time." >> reporter:.but president barack obama says some republicans just want to see his signature health care reform fail. >>"if you've got good ideas. bring 'em to me. let's go. but, we're not repealing it as long as i'm president." >> reporter:.and you can expect white house officials to keep touting the benefits of obamacare as republicans continue to pound the negatives o
john cornyn accused the obama administration of lying on a number of issues including the benghazi raid and obama care. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. the willingness to mislead people or provide them just demonstrably false information and expect to move on. we've seen that most recently in the health care debate over if you like what you have you can keep it. something we can go back to 2010 and demonstrate that the department of health and human services knew was false. >> jim, he's running for re-election next year. >> is that an excuse. >> a lot of democrats running in the south and i think you guys have the story on this, a lot of democratic senators running in the south next year are hearing that over and over again and will have a receptive audience. what cornyn said a lot of swing voters in the south believe. >> if i'm in the south and a democrat i'm worried about the ramifications of obama care. that's what they are picking up in their andy poling. you see these democrats who felt safe a month ago who feel they can lose. we were talking e
and who's job it was to lobby with congress and i met with somebody from the obama administration exactly twice in three years and i do think it is the president's duty to engage. i have a question on that, but i'm out of time. i do think there's a disappointed with the president not being engaged. >> they are concerned about the executive power. when the executive is a republican. >> each party needs to care about these issues a lot more when they are owned, someone from their own party occupies the white house. >> my time is expired. i will give it back to you or your. >> thto. >> the chair will recognize the gentleman from tennessee. >> i have missed some of this hearing although i caught some of it on the magic of video television. i was interested in the gentleman that mentioned the possibility of impeachment. is that accurate? >> i can't remember if i brought that up. >> what context would you have brought that up? spit in response to a question. i'm not sure if i did or -- >> can someone on the panel refresh his memory? >> i think i brought up a constitutional amendment convention.
with costars gathered sunday at the site of the crash. walker was 40 years old. >>> the obama administration says it has met its own december deadline for significantly improving the health care enrollment website. officials say site can now handle 50,000 users at a time. at least 800,000 a day. however, the administration isn't scheduled to release it's next round of actual enrollment figures until the middle of the month, december 23rd is the last day to sign up for coverage that begins in january. >>> after a few delays prince harry's trek to the south pole is now underway. nbc special correspondent back buckingham palace. >> reporter: good morning. after several days of delays due to bad weather and the logistics of getting thousands of pounds of gear from the russian base to the 87th degree parallel that they'll be setting off from, yesterday at 8:00 a.m. eastern time prince harry and the teams of injured soldiers from the u.s., the u.k. and the common wealth got off on the race to the south pole. they're hoping to cover about 175 miles which should take around 15 days. b
. [ male announcer ] that's handy. ♪ >>> to politics now. the obama administration is more than eager to shift this debate over health care to the benefits of the law itself. with that goal in mind, the president kicks off a three week pr blitz later this hour at the white house. every day, between now and december 23rd, the administration plans to highlight a different aspect of the law. earlier today, president bill clinton spoke with us and remember when bill clinton said president obama should honor his, if you like it you can keep it pledge? clinton says those comments were not intended to distance his wife and her potential white house candidacy from any obama care headaches. here he was. >> i was trying to be supportive of it. i don't think you can find anybody in america who worked harder for his re-election or support of this bill or went out of the way to explain the bill more than i did. there's no politics there. i didn't say anything until he talked. i'm trying to be supportive. i do think we have to get the website up and we have to work. is it confined to the website? t
address. next, remarks from another obama administration official. ericsson seki spoke at an event focusing on better in space when returning from active duty. >> thank you all very much. i'm very honored to be here at the not euro conference here. let me thank general barry mccaffrey for his many years of leadership in uniform and government and today in business. he and i have known each other for a long time, from our days as youngsters at west point. and so i would tell you without question barry mccaffrey is one of the best combat commanders to have come out of my generation of soldiers. [applause] my thanks as well to wes huddleston, your ceo for inviting me today. let me acknowledge judge robert russell. [applause] i still remember vividly my visit to your courtroom in 2009. and it is good to see you again, judge. other members of the judiciary, drug court professionals, drug mentors who make these courts innovative and successful, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, we all know, you better than i, that we are guiding my new mentor. monument the way we address crime
they really have much more conservative than -- the obama administration's education policies have not bolstered public education for the most part. they have mostly been voucher-based policies or charter schools-based policies or what we think of as school choice policies. but i just want to not miss what it is that rand paul was suggesting with these economic freedom zones, this significant decrease in taxes and basically spaces, zip codes where people can do business without eve an minimum wage. how is a lower minimum wage bad for detroit? >> it's not a new idea. it's a new twist on an old idea. jack kent had enterprise zones, bill clinton had empowerment zones. this is a new twist on an old idea. >> stick with me. we'll stay on this question of the old ideas and new ideas and whether we are a better country than this. up next, the movement demanding better jobs is growing exponentially even as the unemployment numbers are falling dramatically. we'll talk more with amy about the fast food workers debates. [ mom ] because we have people over so often, we've learned how to stretch
allies question whether the obama administration is willing to even use all the military hardware that it has parked in iran's backyard. for "cbs this morning saturday" margaret brennan, ba han. >>> contaminated tap water at a marine base is linked to birth defects and childhood cancers. the centers for disease control studied children born at camp lejeune between 1968 and 1985. that study found that babies were four high times higher to have birth defects. wells at the base were closed in 1985. >>> the latest check of the website shows 3.7 million people visited the site this past week. a spokeswoman says the number of duplicated or incorrect forms sent from the site to insurance companies has dropped to 10%. it had been at 25%. consumers are being advised to double-check online interactions with their insurance companies. a spanish-language version is expected to go live today. >>> waulgt ended with big gains, the strongest jobs report in five years. employers added 203,000 jobs in november and the unemployment rate fell to 7% nationwide. so what
the white house. athenia, the obama administration, they've got to be relieved? why did they release mr. newman? >> good morning, victor. this is certainly good news. north korea said they released newman for humanitarian reasons after what they're calling an apology from newman made earlier this morning detailing allege d in inde. and now he's happy to have been released and we got a chance to catch up with him, reporters did in beijing. let's listen to what he had to say there. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. and i appreciate the tolerance that bprk government has given me to be on my way. >> how do you feel now? >> feel good. feel good. >> what are you going to do first thing? what would you like to do? >> i'll go happily and see my wife. >> and certainly, after merrill newman sees his wife, there is going to be a lot of people like us want to talk to him. victor. >> athenia, i know there's people waiting for him at the airport. we know vice president biden was in south korea today. did his visit -- was he there, was there in any capacity to try to free newman? did he had have
insurance because the obama care website remains a disaster, even though now the administration's website gurus are bragging that is working more than 90% of the time. that's good enough for government work. get on the school bus, kids! principal obama says the bridge is 90% complete! >> you'd better get ready, folks. let's hope it goes better the second time around. the white house about to go on a pr offensive surrounding the health care law. >>> also this morning, we know a lot more about what happened before the deadly train derailment in new york, the speed, the engine and now attention seems to be squarely on the driver. >>> and the hardest working newsman at it again, from a north carolina newscast to a north of the border curling match, ron burgundy takes his polyester to canada. this is "way too early." >> look at this. >> there it is. ♪ >> pretty good form out of will ferrell up there on the ice. good balance, good follow-through. good morning, everybody. brian shactman here, tuesday, december 3rd. we have a pretty shocking route on "monday night football." we'l
of accountability is resurfacing as the president is trying to explain problems with obama care. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. >> cornyn is running for re-election next year. he says he wants to scrap obama care and replace it with a different kind of overhaul. >>> a top u.n. official says there is massive evidence linking the syrian regime including president assad to war crimes during the country's nearly 3-year-old civil war conflict. they say is complicates responsibility at the highest level including the head of the state and it linked syrian rebels to the commission of war crimes. >>> an american in cuba is appealing to president obama. alan gross wrote a letter and it's expected to be delivered today. in it, gross says the president should intervene personally in his case. this is part of a new strategy by gross' family to put direct pressure on the white house. "the washington post" obtained a copy of this letter. >>> it is 34 minutes past the hour. let's get a check of the weather. are we talking snow again? >> we are, but not yet. i'll star
. when is a administration came in, when obama talked in 2008 about fundamental transformation of the nation, they went after the major pillars of u.s. capitalism. they went after the health care sector, the financial sector, and they went after the energy sector. they really like this shows they don't care about the eagles, they only care about remaking the energy sector. we have seen so many green energy boondoggles that have cost the taxpayers billions of dollars, now we are going to see the lives of eagles caught up in the fundamental transition. stuart: if they were to say he cannot kill golden eagles, you have to shut windfarms down. so, the point is these sacrificed. charles: didn't we hear the argument a porcupine caribou, re-conception of certain salamanders. the polar bear, the woodpecker, they use all these things even with keystone people talk about certain species that were endangered. according to the wildlife society lecture 888 were killed. 573 birds were killed. this is mass killing of species of animals that supposedly to your point the obama crowd loved these
to come in are ron mcclain, someone not the inside of president obama's ener circle, someone who had worked at the white house for joe biden in the early part of the administration. already people are talking about the possibility that he will come back for the second half of the second term. i think jim vander high is right. a massive shakeup, the president is not going to do that. if he did, it would be a massive merge you are from all precedents. >> john, some presidents, some political candidates have the ability to do this. >> now it's ari. >> this is really bad timing. >> put him on speaker. let's see what he says. get the second delay ready. >> do you realize it's 4:00 a.m. in l.a.? >> it's 4:00 a.m. in laechlt. your brother is here, by the way, he says you just don't call. you don't write. okay. your brother loves you. all right, we're hanging up now. talk to you soon. mika will call you. boy. >> he was very ensulled that you said that he doesn't call you and you know what, he should be because he calls you all the time. >> no. no. >> he calls you up. he says, i will renegoti
, the mainstream media has been pretty tough on jay carney and this administration because, look, you can't avoid it. the fact is that the rollout of obama care has been a mess. the website was a disaster when it first came out. the promise, if you like your plan, you can keep your plan was clearly broken. and, you know, it's just too impossible to ignore. so, as i say, i think that horse is already out of the barn. >> so how are congressional democrats feeling this morning? are they still feeling kind of panicky as they have been the last couple of months about obama care? do they think things are getting better? >> well, clearly they are getting better. better is a relative word. the website is working a lot better in december than it was in october or november. i can't imagine that they're filled with great confidence about it, tuck er. on the other hand, all of these people in the senate were passed by a single vote. each one of those democrats up for re-election last year was a key, a single vote that decided whether or not obama care became a law or went down. they're kind of ono bomb ma ca
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